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Keeper of archival treasures has ‘the coolest job’

October 16, 2023
John M. Harris

One of the “coolest” jobs around is held by the keeper of the Whatcom Museum’s photography archive of 200,000 images — from the Kinseys, Carver and many more.

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Who was Edmund C. Fitzhugh?

February 16, 2023
Candace Wellman and Dean Kahn

A new book by local author Candace Wellman provides a portrait of a complex man who put Bellingham Bay on the economic and political map.

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photo: Matt Benoit © 2021

Sumas, border town of boom and bust, stays hopeful

April 21, 2021
Matt Benoit

The main thoroughfare through Sumas on its way to the Canadian border isn’t seeing much traffic since the COVID-19 pandemic forced closure of the border crossing to all but essential traffic. Although the town is home to 1,700 people and still growing, closed gas stations, empty storefronts and a lack of grocery stores give the impression of a town in decline.

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Whatcom Museum opens heritage exhibits to indigenous people; part of ‘bigger conversation’

February 24, 2020
Kimberly Cauvel

New exhibits and a new perspective on access at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art have become threads in a national conversation about the relationship between museums and indigenous people.

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